The Mindful Gut Retreat

A Weekend Retreat for your Gut & Brain

Lorraine Demetriou

Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, Intuitive Chef, Yoga Teacher, Founder of Thrive With Lorraine & Thrive Cafe.

I empower women to heal their gut, reclaim their energy, unleash their vitality, so they can enjoy food again, free themselves from restrictive diets & experience long-lasting health!

Learn more about Lorraine

Coming Feb 2024
At The Wellwood Centre, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, R21 N624

The Mindful-Gut Retreat.

A Weekend Retreat designed to help you improve Gut complaints like constipation & bloat, reduce anxiety & overwhelm and support inflammation through integrating the 3 essential keys to Gut Health 

– Nutrient Dense food
– Mind Body Practices
– Microbiome Support

Does this sound like you?

  • You are constantly eliminating foods & avoiding ingredients in fear of how your gut will react?
  • You are struggling to loose weight & maintain it off. 
  • You are sick & tired of feeling “sick & tired”
  •  You are tired of the food on your plate looking bland & beige
  • You are struggling to know what to cook & when to eat?
  • You are suffering with IBS type symptoms – constipation, loose stools, bloating & abdominal pain.
  • You are suffering with aches & pains, stiffness & general feelings of sluggishness.
  • You struggle to switch off and relax, and hold a lot of your tension in the belly area?
  • Your mind is constantly racing and trying to tick those daily “to-do” boxes?

Yes, Then it's time to join me for a
de-stress to digest weekend.

What to Expect:

Approx. Timings:


  • 10am Intro + building a Gut-Health Morning Routine.
  • 10:45 – 11:30 Demonstration
  • 11:30am: Breakfast is served
  • 12-3pm: Comprehensive Gut-Health cooking demonstration
  • 3-4PM: Enjoy a full meal, Q & A, Health Pack & more.

Feb 2024 (TBC)

A full day dedicated to making gut-healing & creating a digestive friendly feast.
10am – 4pm

This is much more than a cooking class:  I am bringing you a unique masterclass that not only combines fabulous food with mouth-watering flavours & digestive healing properties. But also helps you to access the essential pathways within your body that are involved with digesting a meal. You will learn practical mindful cooking practices that help you to stimulate the essential vagus-nerve enabling to unwind and unlock your creativity from the kitchen, so you can switch on and rev-up those digestive juices. 

You will learn how to make: 
  • Renowned Thrive Café Graneusli
  • Digestive Rebuilding Bone Broth
  • Fibre-Filled & Sustaining Meals
  • Seasonal Probiotic Building Ferments
  • Mouth-Watering & Digestive friendly snacks
  • Delicious Digestive Elixirs

Using fresh, organic & local produce, with gluten & dairy-free options


Saturday Full Day – €179


What to Expect:

Approx. Timings:


  • 10am Intro + Morning Meditation.
  • 10:45 – 11:30 Organic Breakfast with Smoothie/Juice
  • 11:30am: Journaling & Sharing Circle
  • 12-1pm: Yoga Flow to stimulate your digestion
  • 1-2pm: Organic Lunch & nature walk. 
  • 3-4PM: Restorative Yoga to Support Tension in the Belly.
  • 3-4PM: Yoga Nidra.

Sunday Feb 2024 TBC

Learn the lifestyle to support your bodies detox & elimination pathways!

Step out of the “doing” mindset and onto your mat to discover a way of “being” to support your gut-health and soul with compassion. Everyday we accumulate toxins both physically & emotionally, which can accumulate to impact both body & mind. If our toxic lifestyle becomes overwhelming we may suffer with stress & anxiety, IBS & gut-wrenching symptoms like bloating, sluggishness, tiredness etc.  Lorraine combines her naturopathic Nutrition expertise with her yoga & yoga psychology training to equip you with the tools to transform sluggish habits,  residual anger, guilt & shame into vitality, freedom & fun. 

You will learn
  • Movement to support the detox pathways of your body
  • How the Breath is a bridge between your conscious and unconscious mind, which is the gateway to accessing the “rest & digest” part of your body.
  • How to release stress & support your digestion using breath work + mindfulness practices. 
  • A journey to knowing yourself through the eyes of your Gut.
  • Understanding how you can incorporate the cleansing rituals of yoga psychology & Naturopathic Medicine to support elimination. Plus so much more: 

Using fresh, organic & local produce, with gluten & dairy-free options.

Sunday Full Day – €179

"Lorraine is a wealth of information"

“When someone figures out what really matters within personal health-care, executes and applies it in her own personal journey, then shares her knowledge, her enthusiasm and her passion with those scrambling for help you are onto a winner!

Your Journey will be enriched and your gut-health enhanced, thank you Lorraine, Your classes are amazing!!

– Vera

It’s time…

To restore your love for food, 
To reconnect you to your body
To break free from gut-wrenching habits
holding you back from the health you deserve!


Learn How To:

Understand your digestion & set your foundations for success.

Tune into the subtle signals your body is giving you.

Access your inner zen by learning the vital gut-brain connection

Strengthen your resilience & coping mechanisms to stress

Ride the waves of life without gut-wrenching effects.

Develop trust in your body again.

 Rediscover your love of food

Take a non-diet approach to your healing

Support your elimination pathways and boost your detox ability naturally.

Reset your digestion and move beyond your bloat

Discover healing properties that lie within food & nature

Create recipe choices that nourish, support & heal your digestion.

Learn the how, when & why when it comes to supplementing your digestion journey.


Meet Your Gut-Health Guide

Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, Intuitive Chef, Yoga Teacher, Founder of Thrive With Lorraine & Thrive Cafe.

Lorraine Demetriou

Founder of Gut Instincts

Lorraine is a Holistic Health specialist for those lost in the symptoms of their digestive discomfort & illness. She helps those seeking to up-level their cooking skills and support their mental health & whole-body wellbeing.

Lorraine creates innovative Gut Health trainings combining over 15 years as a Naturopathic Nutritionist with her Intuitive Cooking background & journey as a Yoga Teacher. She fuses together Nutrition Science, Eastern Medicine practices, Yoga, Meditation, Neuroscience, Psychology, & Intuitive Cooking through the senses.

She teaches clients how to adapt their lifestyle without compromising flavour & how to tap into the essential self-regulating side of their nervous system so they can heal on all levels. Lorraine uses evidence-based tools to help clients take a step-by-step approach to their digestive health and overall lifestyle. 

Understanding the vital gut-brain connection and it’s essential role in digestive symptom flare-up, Lorraine takes a holistic approach in her work. Lorraine is a passionate advocate for shifting away from “diet” culture and instead helps clients to develop a nourishing repertoire that heals on a cellular level.

Disclaimer: Thrive with Lorraine does not provide medical advice. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any diet, supplementation or exercise program. Statements and opinions contained on Thrive with Lorraine’s website and other related sources (Blog and social media platforms) are provided as self-help tools only. Thrive with Lorraine cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy or effectiveness of the information to your unique circumstance.